• Pony Club Love,  Slices of Life

    Success Story from an H-A

    A longtime, nearly a lifetime, goal has come to fruition: I am now an H-A! That orange felt represents that I'm an H-A member of USPC. I passed the oral knowledge test for this level back in 2007. Fourteen years and three attempts later, I passed the B riding to make it a complete H-A, as Willy and I danced in the sand at Second-Level Dressage to complete the B dressage testing. It was a lot of work, but so worth the journey and end result!

  • Pony Club Love

    NYB: National Youth Board Member Spotlight: Emily H.

    Hi There! My name is Emily H. I am a member of the Roanoke Valley Pony Club in the Old Dominion Region. I am a C-2 HM and C-1 Western, but I also have certifications in Dressage, Hunt Seat, and Eventing. I am currently working towards my HB and C-2 riding certifications. I am very active in my region. I compete in rallies (which are TONS of fun), volunteer at shows, and sit as Chair of my region’s Regional Youth Council.  Ever since joining Pony Club in January of 2017, I had dreamed of being an NYB member with hopes to further serve my Pony Club community. And my dream…

  • Pony Club Love

    NYB: Say Hello to No Stirrup November

    By: Emily Harris It is finally November, which means we are getting very close to the end of the year. There are so many things to look forward to, but every equestrian knows what the month of November means. I am pretty sure it has been forgotten who started No Stirrups November in the first place, but it has impacted riders across the nation. In preparation for “No Stirrup November” we want to share some tips with you to make sure that you are prepared and ready to go stirrupless when you go to take up the challenge. Tip 1: Wear Comfortable Clothes. Wearing comfortable clothes while going stirrupless is…

  • Pony Club Love

    NYB: Winter Barn Prep: How to Prep your Ponies and Facilities for the Cold

    With winter just around the corner, or maybe even here in some states, it is important to make sure your ponies, your barn, and even you are ready for the cold! While winter looks different all around the country, here are some tips on how you can be ready for these frigid, snowy months! Check and Weatherproof Blankets Having well fitting, waterproof blankets is a must for the winter! Take a few minutes to label your blankets so they don’t get lost at the barn, check them over and patch any holes or loose stitching, and spray them down with some waterproof spray to keep your horses dry through the…

  • Pony Club Love

    NYB: Member Spotlight: Madison Ritsch

    Madison Ritsch is a C-2/H-B from the Eagle River Pony Club in the Rocky Mountain Region and has been a member of the USPC since 2013. Throughout her time in Pony Club, Madison has competed in a countless number of rallies, two championships, has taught at the Rocky Mountain Region Annual Horse Management Clinic and was awarded the USPC Jubilee Scholarship in 2019. She currently sits on the Marketing Committee of the National Youth Board and serves as the Social Media Coordinator.  Madison is currently a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is studying Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of the classroom, she is the president…

  • Pony Club Love

    NYB: Expanding Your Pin Collection

    By Rachel Rozenboom Looking to find ways to expand your pony club pin collection and show your pride for this organization? National Youth Board members Brooke Decant, and Rachel Rozenboom have worked together this month to help culminate a helpful list of ways you can grow your United States Pony Club pin collection and demonstrate your love for this wonderful organization. Scramble Teams! We all love being on a rally team with our friends, but this tip not only helps you find different pins, but also helps expand the bounds of your friendships within USPC. Scramble teams can easily be done both at a regional level and at championships. With…

  • Alumni in the News,  Annual Meetings,  Pony Club Love,  Special Events

    A Look at the USPC National Youth Congress

    The USPC National Youth Congress (NYC)is a program that recognizes outstanding upper level members (H-B through A) with an extraordinary opportunity for growth and development. Each year, this national conference of selected youth members and accomplished Pony Club alumni is held two days prior to the Equine Symposium and Convention Hosted by USPC.

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